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Thread: Job After MS

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16-Jan-19, 09:34
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posted about 9 months ago
Hi. I would quote a reply to a similar post before. Some PhD graduates do full time lab demonstration jobs. You have not wasted two years doing Master. If you keep looking to things like that, your life would be like a hell.
Another point. Do you have currently a PhD offer that would start in a later date? If not, do not think of the job as a temporary one because this will make things more difficult. Let us call things by their real name. You want to do a PhD, apply now for PhDs. Meanwhile look for a job you would be a bit happy to do it and accept the fact that you may get or not get a PhD position.
One thing you forgot to add to the post. I am now "xx years old" and by this age I should have received a Noble prize (just kidding).

Thread: chat forum/app/groups

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16-Jan-19, 09:24
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Thanks kenziebob for your advise. I have registered at reddit. I am going to explore it in the next days. Usually you hear women saying " I just want someone to listen to me, I do not want a sloution". Although I am a man, but this is what I need sometimes. Someone to listen and understand. That is it. But it is still even too much to have :)

Thread: chat forum/app/groups

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15-Jan-19, 08:34
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Hi guys. This an off topic thread. I wonder if any of you knows a forum, app, chat groups where someone is able to complain or talk or look for opinions of others about workplace problems or even personal life problems. It is really painful when you discover that you have almost no friends and the few friends you have, you do not feel confortable sharing these details with them. Part of it is being anonymous but in my opinion the important part is not having the "right people " in your circle that you feel comfortable to talk and expect a better feeling after talking with them.

Thread: Conference funding application - justification

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11-Jan-19, 16:58
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Good to know you made it. Nice of you that you post after the problem is solved.

Blog: Basic engineering

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10-Jan-19, 11:57
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I would like also to add this. Sometimes you read "10 advices from Steve Jobs or Bill Gates or Einstein or Elon Musk". Why it is written like this, even if these advices were not really said by them? Because the writer knows that these are influencers and people would be interested to read what they say. Similarly for social media followers. I do not claim that this is a smart way for doing things and I am not personally influenced by stories in social media. But my point is we read and hear all opinions (except for people who have no empathy) and give a particular attention to influencers who are not necessarily famous or very successful (from the general public view).

Blog: Basic engineering

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10-Jan-19, 08:20
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I agree partially with first point. This does not mean I will ignore other posts or only look for the view of this poster. It is an "extra" motivation to read the post and the other responses.
I do not agree with the second point. In workplace or personal life we value the opinion of some people more than others. This does not mean these opinions are always the right way to go or we should only listen to these views but we usually have a narrow circle "you are again partially right" of people who we believe could understand what we want to express and also have something in common.
I know it is not very best way to live life. But let me take an example when I told a friend that I left my job already and was preparing to move abroad to pursue Master. His first comment was that I did something wrong and if I do not like my job, I should have looked for another one. My problem was not he had a different view. My problem that his advice was useless as he knew it was already too late and I was just informing him. This kind of disheartening is not going to add anything to people like me who get affected easily by these kind of comments.

Blog: Basic engineering

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09-Jan-19, 13:26
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This might be already known for everyone but I will write it anyway. There are several reasons that make me read the posts in the forum. Of course the title. Another important factor is who has commented on a post. Some posters usually post controversial views but they have usually different perspectives which is worth reading.
Another non secret fact that most of us when posting, hope that a "particular poster" replies to their post and value the opinion of this "particular poster" very much. Actually, there is unseen mutual understanding and mutual appeciations between some posters and others.

Thread: Need Choices Please For Master's In Entrepreneurship. Online Or Full-Time?

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09-Jan-19, 10:07
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If I were you, I would choose fulltime especially if a scholarship is offered. If you are not the person who pushes himself all the time to study, part time won't also work for you. Lund is a prestigious university.

Thread: Dilemma Another Postdoc (after a bad experience in both postdoc and PhD) ? Industry ?

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09-Jan-19, 08:31
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Why the ultimate goal should ne only a lecturer or a professor? There is research office jobs. Also 3 first author publication after a PhD is absolutely fine. I would also quote TQ for NEVER listening to people who lack empathy. You will not go nowhere with listening to them. We are human after all. We need sometimes to be pragmatic but most importantly, to work from passion. Industry will wull always be there. If you spend 3 more years as a Postdoc then decided to go to industry, what is the problem?
I moved to industry after 2 years RA role then another 5 years RA role in the meantime unsuccessful PhD). I am not particularly proud of my 5 RA experience which included unsuccessful PhD but also it is not the most horrible thing to put in a CV.
By the way, it is not uncommon for lecturers and professors to have 3-4 Postdoc posts before getting a lecturer job.
Regarding this meaningless comment
Quote From Walter_Opera:

If you want to become a professor, frankly, you are also sort of late after 9 years of doctoral/postdoctoral studies. TBH it is kind of late for you to be worrying about your lack of publications now. Your peers with whom you will compete for professorships now probably have their first research group leaderships, churn out papers monthly, accumulate acquired funding, are forging networks etc.

I would quote a joke about a father who wanted to motivate his son saying "When Napoleon was your age, he was the first in his class, the son answered, when Napoleon was your age, he was an emperor".

Thread: Competitiveness in Academia

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08-Jan-19, 13:11
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Hi monkia. I fully support you and wish you the best. Here comes the "but". I think you need a bit of personal development. You should accept your defeat in your last PhD. Thinking too much that you were brilliant and the supervisor was evil won't help anymore even if this is the truth. After a failure, we usually think it is not fair. Yes it can be unfair. But what is more important is what comes next. One important quality of strong persons, and I think you are one of them, is to know how to move on. Do not cry too much over the spilt milk. It is gone.
Going to the point of being 28. Oh my God, too old. Is this what you wanna hear? I knew persons finished their PhDs when they were 26. friends got their first child when they were 24. Everybody is different. I have crossed fourty and work in a job with people ten years younger and do the same job or even more senior roles. 28 is young. Actually very young. If you graduate at 23 and retire at 63, then you have passed 1/8 of your professional life. Forget about bullshit posts in social mdeia which say "Things you must do before 30" and role model stuff. You know what is worse than being 28 and not accomplishing what you "think you should have done"? Worst is wasting 20 years and being 48 and stands in the same position.
Now coming back to the PhD problem. If I were you, I would still apply but also I look for jobs that is related to lab or research. If you dream of a PhD, try not to end up jobless because you did not accept to lower your ambition. If you got a job, it adds to you financially and professionally and yu still can do a PhD later. All the best.

Thread: PhD application | Need help!

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08-Jan-19, 12:24
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Yes I think the better is to just submit both transcripts and prepare an answer if asked during the interview about it.

Thread: Terminally ill parent during PhD

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07-Jan-19, 11:51
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Hello. I am sorry to hear about your mother. The short answer is yes, take a time off now. The long one is if you do not do it, you will regret it. Take 2 or 3 months off. Nobody will be angry (and if they will), they can go smash their heads in the wall. It is your life not your supervisors or the committee or whatever they call themselves. PhD students take time out for less serious reasons. If you won't do it for this, then what reason else is more important? Just spend some days helping your father and seeing your mother (even if she cannot feel it, you do feel it). You do not have also to tell everybody the full story. Just tell the supervisor. Others will only know you are off because of personal family circumstances.
Nothing will happen to your PhD because of time-off. Also this is not the last PhD opportunity in the world.

Thread: Need advice did not progress phd after 3 years of effort

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04-Jan-19, 08:15
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Hi Guava, I am really sorry for what happened to you. I fully understand your pain as I have started a PhD while doing RA job and after 5 years I left without the PhD but with some RA work experience. I know that some student survive with bad supervision and some also survive without a decent work or even a coheren thesis and surprisingly, they get their PhDs. But this is life. It is usually unfair.
First point, staying in academia. With MPhil, it would sound a bit diffecult. There are a few cases of lecturers with Master but they might be around 5%. If I were you, I would look for such teaching or research jobs which requires Master (you have MPhil which is even better). The second option is to look for a funded PhD. It is not the easiest job in particular for non-EU students but you can try.
Another option is to look for a PhD in other countries which have a lot of opportunities and do not restrictions for non-EU citizens. Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland are options.
Seoncdly, try to publish a paper or more from the work you have done. It will increase your chances a lot either for finding a job or a PhD.
How to talk about MPhil without sounding like a failure is possible. You do not have to tell the whole story. You can say that because you are international student and the funding is limited to 3 year, you and the committee have realised that it is not feasible. Concentrate about funding difficulties rather than quality of the work.
I wish you all the best in your next move.

Thread: Bypassing Masters and joining PhD in Germany and equivalent countries

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02-Jan-19, 13:29
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In Germany have not heared of any. I think it might be impossible without Master or Diploma (5 years degree equivalent to 300 ECTS)

Thread: Doctoral Loan

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02-Jan-19, 12:42
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posted about 9 months ago
Starting your career with £25000 debt might not be the best idea. I have studies MSc with international students fees 10 years ago and I am still paying my debt back. Think carefully before doing it.
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